Aditi Mangaldas is a leading dancer and choreographer in the classical Indian dance form of Kathak. She is recognized for her artistry, technique, and eloquence. Besides dancing and choreographing classical productions, she has used her knowledge of Kathak to evolve a contemporary dance vocabulary. She has won critical acclaim across the world and was nominated in the category of outstanding performance (classical) by the National Critics Circle Awards 2017 in the UK. She was awarded both the Gujarat Sangeet Natak Academy Award (2007) and National Sangeet Natak Academy Award (2013), both of which she declined due to compelling reasons. She heads the Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company-The Drishtikon Dance Foundation.